UEL launches women's global trading programme

PUBLISHED: 17:21 17 October 2012

A government-funded project to help women entrepreneurs 'go global' with their businesses is being unveiled at the University of East London this evening.

The ‘Make it Global’ programme offers women-led small businesses access to international business networks, entrepreneurship experts in higher and further education and the chance to start trading in international markets.

The £1.5 million project over the next two years offers access to workshops, events targeted at specific countries, peer learning groups, international business-to-business networking and specialist support to help business growth.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Selena Bolingbroke said: “The world is a small place when it comes to business—so it’s time for female entrepreneurs to start broadening their horizons and thinking global.”

The project will support 250 small firms to explore new markets and the benefits of global trading. It is being financed through the European Regional Development Fund and run by the Women’s Entrepreneurship centre at the UEL in partnership with the Newham College of Further Education.

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